The holiday season is approaching quickly. Don’t wait until the week before Thanksgiving or Christmas to declutter your home in preparation for your guests. Today we are going to share the top rules for decluttering your home.
Throw it out! That’s right, no matter how misty-eyed you get about the moth-eaten sweater that shrunk beyond wearing ten years ago, you’ve got to take hold of yourself and put it in the discard pile. You must be relentless and ruthless as you sort through clothes and other items to determine what stays and what goes.
Use it or lose it! Our rule of thumb is to allow for one year of disuse, then to donate the item. If you haven’t worn that dress in a year, chances are you’re not going to ever again. The kit you were going to use to learn how to make cheese that’s gathering dust? Donate it to someone who will put it to use.
There is a place for everything. Now that you’ve pared down your belongings to a manageable level, it’s time to get serious about where things live. You’ve got to put things back after using them, or they become clutter. Finished reading the newspaper? It goes into the recycling pile. Take your coat off once you come inside? Instead of dropping it on the nearest chair, make a habit of hanging things up in their “home” as soon as you’re done with them. You’ll find that your house is much less messy when things are returned to where they belong.
Now that your home is clutter free, call Two Ladies and a Mop to schedule your deep clean today. Our ladies will get your home into tip top shape before all of your holiday guests arrive.